6 Make-and-Share Casseroles to Split With a Friend
It's counterintuitive but sweetly true: Sometimes more is too much. Sometimes less is just right. And sometimes the same amount, divided in half, is twice as good. That's why we've taken a few hearty casseroles and desserts that you'd normally bake in a 9x13-inch pan and split them between two 8x8-inch pans. When you divvy a rectangle into two squares, you get double the goodness — one for you and one to give. And these days, that feels like at least double the love.
Italian Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce
"Everyone really loved this. Those that don't like mushrooms didn't even realize they were in there!" —LINDA
Truffled Cauliflower Gratin
"I wasn't able to find truffled cheese so I used plain pecorino and added ¼ teaspoon white truffle oil. Delicious!" —SER
Roasted Butternut and Black Bean Enchiladas
Dabs of goat cheese inside add surprising tang to these hearty enchiladas — and chipotle chile powder brings a bit of smoky heat.
Grits, Sausage, and Egg Casserole
Assemble this tasty breakfast casserole the night before, bake it in the morning, and take the extra pan to your best pal or neighbor.
Brooke's Best Bombshell Brownies
There's nothing exotic about the ingredients list here — it’s just the ideal ratio of all you need for delightfully fudgy, chocolaty brownies. If you like, dust with a little powdered sugar.
Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce
Rich and sweet, this bread pudding works for breakfast, coffee break, or dessert. Drop off a piping hot pan for a friend to repay a kindness or spread a little joy.
Short on Squares?
Use heavy-duty foil pans when baking a square to share. Disposable pans spell easy cleanup for the recipient and let you avoid having to chase down your metal or ceramic dish later. Or simply line your favorite pan with foil before adding food to bake. After baking, use the foil to lift the food out of the dish and slip the whole thing into a 1-gallon zip-top plastic bag to give (or freeze) without sacrificing your pan.